A confused local tries to work out what I am photographing. He kept looking beyond the train for something more interesting! 2-8-2, JS 8226 passes on it`s way to Gucheng.
Plenty of parcel traffic in evidence at Lanzhou. SS7c-0044 has just arrived with a passenger train in 2005.
Doubleheaded QJ 2-10-2's cross the JiTong line's iconic Simingyi viaduct. This perspective on the bridge shows off the marvelous civil engineering of this relatively new line.
Doubleheaded QJ 2-10-2's head a freight approaching the summit tunnel on the JiTong line. Steam had about a year left before the last major mainline steam operation in the world was dieselized.
JS 2-8-2 No 8223 takes on coal at Gucheng. The coal is loaded from tubs on the adjacent narrow gauge track.
I took an hour away from photographing the steam locos on the steelworks line to visit Chengde diesel loco shed in January 2001. Here is the classic China Rail diesel, the DF4. Production of this ... (more)
Too rare to see the diesel locomotive drag a passenger train in the electrified railway.The blue train cabin is a specialty livery of china which called“Fulong”.
A DF class loco passes Dongjing on the Shuangyashan mines system. These locos were in the process of replacing steam here, and I would guess that they were older than the steam locos.
2 LEW locos, built in East germany, are seen at Qitaihe in 2002.
A pair of narrow gauge C2 0-8-0 locos are seen outside the loco shed at Shanhetun in 2002. This forestry railroad closed down soon after this.
A miner waits to cross the tracks at Longhu mine, as decorated SY 0894 passes by.
The arrival of a narrow gauge railcar at Xiangyang fails to impress the local wildlife. This was on the Shanhetun logging railway, which closed soon after this.